VINFAST COMPLETED THE FIRST BODY SHELL FOR THE LUX SUV
Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:51
VinFast just successfully manufactured the first body shell for the SUV Lux SA 2.0 with the stamping and welding quality meeting the international standard. Being able to perform 2 out of 6 basic manufacturing processes brings VinFast closer to the target of completing the first Vietnamese car model in March 2019.
The body shell of VinFast Lux SA 2.0 consists of more than 1,000 pressed plates produced in the trial run at VinFast factory in Hai Phong. It is one of the most important parts of the car, determining the safety of the car in case of crash and ensuring the timely activation of airbags.
At VinFast, the stamping process is done by one of the most advanced production lines in the world and supervised with the technology of the infamous SCHULER (The Federal Republic of Germany). When it enters the official operation stage, VinFast will become the first automobile manufacturer in Vietnam that is able to stamp large plates at its own facility with the quality meeting the international standard.
The welding process is also fully automated in the 100,000-sqm factory with 1,200 most advanced robots from ABB. “Welding joints on the first body shell meets the highest quality requirements,” said Mr. Shaun William Calvert, VinFast deputy general director of manufacturing.
With the successful trial operation of the 2 most important stages in the manufacturing process, stamping and welding, VinFast is getting closer its goal of meeting the rollout deadlines promised to customers.
Currently, Vinfast is performing trial operations at the painting, engine, auxiliary and automobile assembly workshop. The first car with full engineering parts, under the VinFast brand, is expected to be completed and ready for a test drive on March 6, 2019.
The first VinFast vehicles will be shipped to Europe for testing against the toughest tests to ensure the quality meeting international standards. At the same time, the VinFast LUX model will meet the requirements for the 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating, the highest standards for automobiles manufactured in Vietnam.
“VinFast has the vision to become one of the top automobile manufacturers in the world, converging the quintessence of the automobile industry to create world-class products which deliver the value that Vietnamese people can be proud of and are affordable to Vietnamese customers,” shared Ms. Le Thi Thu Thuy, VinFast Chairwoman.
Thus, after exactly 18 months of its announcement to join the automobile industry, VinFast has completed the construction of its factory, the installment of production lines, parts purchase negotiations, and trial production. The journey of realizing the Vietnamese-branded car, from concept design to a completed car, is now a few weeks away from the finishing line, meeting the schedule.
The first VinFast Fadil and VinFast Lux are expected to be officially handed over to the customers in the second and the third quarter this year, respectively./.
VinFast currently has close partnerships with hundreds of local and international partners and suppliers. Among them, the Company has reached important cooperation agreements with the leading names in the global automotive manufacturing industry, including BMW, General Motors, Magna Steyr, AVL, Bosch, Siemens, Pininfarina, Ital Design, GROB-WERKE, Eisenmann, Schuler, Dũrr, ABB, FFT, and EBZ, etc. This is an important basis for Vinfast to set up a most advanced manufacturing complex in the region and create products with the quality comparable to the most famous automobile brands in the world.
In October 2018, VinFast introduced two models, Sedan Lux A 2.0 and SUV Lux SA 2.0 at the Paris Motor Show – one of the world’s biggest automobile events and received an enthusiastic reception from the international public. In November and December 2018, VinFast organized a “roadshow” to display 3 car models of Sedan VinFast Lux A 2.0, VinFast Lux SA 2.0, and CUV VinFast Fadil in 7 provinces.